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Stressed out parents should relax a little bit.

Like most new parents, I was bombarded with advice when I had my first child. Relatives, friends, parenting books, and the ever-present internet (on your phone! While nursing!) all chimed in with conflicting shoulds and shouldn’ts for getting my baby to sleep, eat, learn, and stay safe. How’s a new parent …

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Five Ways to Help Misbehaving Kids

Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution. This assumption about the importance of self-control has profoundly shaped how we think about behavior, including that of our children. If only they had willpower and good character, they would be able to behave well …

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Son Learns To Love Himself After Parents Get Divorced

Some marriages must come to an end. It happens. As they say, it’s better to have two separate homes where Mom and Dad are both happy than to have one home where everything is falling apart. While divorce can be the right decision, it can also be the most heartbreaking. …

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Blind Baby Is About to See His Mama for the 1st Time & His Reaction Will MELT You for Days!

This stunning nearly-blind child, Leo, gets glasses and sees his mama for the very first time, and it will melt even the COLDEST heart! This beautiful four-month-old kid, Leopold Wilbur Reppond, is clearly a joy to his parentsbut this household’& rsquo; s joy simply got an indescribable increase! Leo has …

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Single Dad Writes Emotional Letter About Parenting

In not one but two touching Facebook posts that have gone viral, a young dad has opened up about what it truly means to be a single parent. Richard Johnson, 21, is the very proud father of a 10-month-old baby girl named Persephone, whose mother left a month after she …

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Why Parents Shouldn’t Feel Guilt About Their Kids’ Screen Time

The advantages of helping kids learn to navigate the digital world, rather than shielding them from it Tune into the conversation about kids and screen time, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that before the invention of the iPhone, parents spent every waking moment engaging their kids in deep conversation, …

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Is Your Child Too Old to Nap?

How to know when (or if!) it’s time to ditch the daytime snooze. By Tamekia Reece By the time baby’s first birthday rolls around, you could probably write a love letter to naptime. It’s a rare chance to binge-watch TV, eat a snack (without sharing!), have an uninterrupted conversation with …

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9 tips for raising a socially aware child

  Raising a child to be socially aware is a top priority for any activist parent. You can teach your kids why diversity, equality, acceptance and critical thinking matter, but these ideals don’t have teachable boundaries like the ABCs or 123s. Beatrice Fennimore, an advocate specializing in promoting social justice …

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Top psychologist: Dont just dump and run if your child is very upset on the first day of school

Don’t just ‘dump and run’ if your child is very upset on their first day at school, advises leading psychologist Allison Keating. There are some children for whom going to school for the first time is dreadfully upsetting, the expert pointed out. However, she has some tips for parents on …

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